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Florida Entomologist 

Official Organ of the Florida Entomological Society 

OCTOBER, 1921 _^_^___^ 


By Arthur C. Mason 

Our present literature on the insect life of Florida contains 
very few references to aphids. In fact, only a few species which 
are of economic importance are even mentioned, and nothing 
like a list of those occurring in the State has been attempted. 
While this paper does not contain a complete list of the plant 
lice of Florida or even this section of the State, still it may serve 
as a start toward such a list, and may be added to from time 
to time. 

Previous references include Aphis brassica on cabbage (31) 
(32), Myzus persicae on peach and tomatoes (26) (36), Me- 
goura solani on tomatoes (35) (36), Aphis gossypii on cotton, 
cucurbits, and orange (2) (22) (31) (32) , Siphonophora cucur- 
bitae on egg-plant (32), Aphis maidis on corn (1), and Tox- 
optera graminum on oats (37). These are dealt with purely 
from an economic standpoint. 

Lists of aphids have been written by several entomologists 
for various sections of the country, but none of them cover 
Florida. While it is true that a large number of plant lice are 
widely distributed and found in practically all the states, some 
others may be restricted to this part of the country alone. There- 
fore, a complete list for this State should be prepared. 

The insects listed were collected over a period of two years 

1 Taken from thesis entitled "Systematic and Biological Studies of Some Florida 
Aphididae," presented by the writer to the University of Florida in 1915 for the 
degree of Master of Science. 

This paper constitutes Part I exclusive of sections on methods of collecting, 
mounting, etc. Parts II and III together with references cited will appear in later 

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22 The Florida Entomologist 

(1913-1915) and during all seasons. They represent those found 
on both cultivated crops and wild plants. The former, of course, 
are brought to the attention of economic workers much more 
often because of their importance to agriculture and also their 
greater abundance. The list represents about 30 species of 
aphids. Many others collected could not be determined because 
of lack of mature specimens or winged forms. Undoubtedly 
there are in the state many undescribed species of plant lice 
and at least two of these were found. 

Permanent mounts were made of all specimens and are in the 
author's collection. Natural colors cannot be retained in mount- 
ed slides and color notes must be made from the live specimens. 


Ampelopsis quinquefolia (Virginia creeper) 

Aphis folsomii Davis 
Andropogon sorghum var. (sorghum) 

Sipha flava Forbes. 
Apple — see Pyrus malus 
Avena sativa (oats) Aphis avena Fitch 

Macrosiphum granaria Buckt. 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Toxoptera graminum Rond. 
Bean — see Phaesolus vulgaris 
Beet — see Beta vulgaris 

Beta vulgaris (beet) Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Brassica oleraceae (cabbage) Aphis brassicae L. 

Aphis pseudobrassicae Paddock 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Brassica oleraceae var. acephala (collards) 

Aphis pseudobrassicae 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Brassica oleraceae var. acephala (kale) 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Brassica oleraceae var. botrytis (cauliflower) 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 
B. oleraceae var. caulo-rapa (kohl rabi) 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Brassica rapa (turnip) Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Cabbage — see Brassica oleraceae 
Calabash gourd — see Lagenaria vulgaris 
Capsicum, annum (pepper) Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Carrot — see Daucus carota 

Cauliflower — see Brassica oleraceae var. botrytis 
Chenopodium viride (Lamb's quarters) 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 

i Credit for the determinations of many of the aphids listed herein is 
J. J. Davis, Edith M. Patch, and F. B. Paddock. 

Fall Number 23 

Chloris gavana (Rhodes grass) Macrosiphum sp. 

Sipha flava Forbes 
Chrysanthemum sp. (Chrysanthemum) 

Macrosiphum sanborni Gill. 
Citrullus vulgaris (watermelon) Aphis gossypii Glov. 

Citrus aurantium (orange) Aphis gossypii Glov. 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Toxoptera aurantii Koch. 
Collards — see Brassica oleraceae var. acephala 
Corn — see Zea Mays 
Cotton — see Gossypium herbaceum 

Cueumis sativus (cucumber) Aphis gossypii Glov. 

Cucumis sp. (musk-melon) Aphis gossypii Glov. 

Cucurbita sp. (squash) Aphis gossypii Glov. 

Cyperus esculenta (nut grass) Carolinaia sp. 

Sipha flava Forbes. 
Daucus carota (carrot) Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Easter lily — see Lillium longiflorum 
Egg-plant — see Solatium melongena 
English ivy — see Hedera helix 

Euphorbia pulcherrima (poinsettia) Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Gnaphalium spathulatum Aphis gossypii Glov. 

Macrosiphum rudbeckiae Fitch. 
Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Gossypium herbaceum (cotton) Aphis gossypii 

(Reported in Bui. 34, Fla.) 
Grape — see Vitis sp. 

Andropogon annulatus 

Andropogon barbindoes 

Andropogon halepensis (Johnson grass) 

Andropogon monticela 

Andropogon sericens 

Andropogon sp. (Soudan grass) 

Anthephora hermaphrodita 

Cenchus biflorus 

Chaetochloa flava 

Chaetochloa aurea 

Eleusine coracana 

Eragrostis eurouloa 

Eulalia japonica zebrina 

Melinis multiflora 

Panicum antidoldes 

Panicum maximum 

Panicum hirsutissimum 

Paspalum nodosum 

Paspalum stoleniferum 

Pennisetum glaucum 

Pennisetum spieatum 

Pennisetum typhoideum 


The Florida Entomologist 

Sorghastrum stipoides 
Syntherisma consanguinea 
Tricholaena rosea (Natal grass) 
Tricholaena wrightii 

Green briar — see Smilax sp. 
Hedera helix (English ivy) 

Helianthus annuus (sunflower) 
Hickoria alba 

Hickoria pecan (pecan) 
Hickoria sp. (hickory) 

Sipha flava Forbes 

Aphis hederae Kaltenbach. 
Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Phylloxera caryae-scissa 

(Reported by Pergande (30) 
Phylloxera sp. 
Monellia caryella Pitch. 
Phylloxera sp. 
Phylloxera sp. 
Phylloxera sp. 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Toxoptera aurantiae Koch. 
Aphis gossypii Glov. 

Holly — see Ilex opaca 

Hybiscus esculentus (okra) 

Hybiscus sp. (hybiscus) 

Ilex opaca (holly) 

Ipomoea pandurata (moonflower) 

Ironweed — see Vernonia angustifolia 

Kate — see Brassica oleraceae var. acephala 

Kohl rabi — see Brassica oleraceae var. caulo-rapa 

Lactuca sativa (lettuce) Macrosiphum rudbeckia 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Lagenaria vulgaris (calabash gourd) Aphis gossypii Glov. 
Lamb's quarters — see Chenopodium viride 
Lettuce — see Lactuca sativa 
LUlium longiflorum (Easter lily) 


Lycopersicum esculentum (tomato) 

Moonflower — see Ipomoea pandurata 
Musk-melon — see Cucumis sp. 
Mustard, black — see Sinapis nigra 
Nut grass — see Cyperus esculenta 
Oats — see Avena sativa 
Okra — see Hybiscus esculentus 
Orange — see Citrus aurantium 
Pansy — see Viola tricolor 
Parsnip — see Pastinaca sativa 
Pastinaca sativa (parsnip) 
Pea — see Pisum sativum 
Peach — see Prunus persica 
Pecan — see Hickoria pecan 
Pepper — see Capsicum annum 
Phaesolus vulgaris (garden bean) 
Pine — see Pinus taeda 

Aphis gossypii Glov. 
Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Megoura solani Thomas 

(Reported Fla. Bui. 125) 
Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Fall Number 25 

Pinus taeda (pine) Lachnus pini L. 

Pisum sativum (garden pea) Macrosiphum pisi L. 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Poinsettia — see Euphorbia pulcherrima 
Potato — see Solarium tuberosum 

Prunus persica (peach) Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Pyrus malus (apple) Aphis pomi DeG. 

Radish — see Raphanus sativus 

Raphanus sativus (radish) Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Rhodes grass — see Chloris gavana 

Rosa sp. (rose) Macrosiphum davisi Del G. 

Rose — see Rosa sp. 

Saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) Sipha flava Forbes 
Sinapis nigra (black mustard) Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Smilax sp. (green briar) Pemphigus attenuatus Osb. 

Solarium melongena (egg-plant) Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Sipkonophora curcurbitae Middleton. 
(Reported from Bui. 34, Fla.) 
Solarium tuberosum (potato) Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Sonchus asper (spiny-leaved sonchus) 

Rhopalosiphum sonchi Oestlund. 
Sonchus oleraceus (sow thistle) Rhopalosiphum sonchi Oestlund. 

Sophia pinnata (Tansy mustard) Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Sorghum — see Andropogon sorghum 
Sow thistle — see Sonchus oleraceus 
Squash — see Cucurbita sp. 
Stizolobium deeringianum (velvet bean) 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 
Sugar cane— see Saccharum officinarum 
Sunflower — see Helianthus annuus 
Tansy mustard — see Sophia pinnata 
Tomato — see Lycopersicum esculentum 
Turnip— see Brassica rapa 
Velvet bean — see Stizolobium deeringianum 
Vernonia angustifolia (Ironweed) Aphis vernoniae Thos. 
Viola tricolor (pansy) Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Viola sp. (violet) Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Violet — see Viola sp. 

Virginia creeper — see Ampelopsis quinquefolia 
Vitis sp. (wild grape) Macrosiphum viticola Thos. 

Watermelon — see Citrullus vulgaris 
Zea Mays (corn) Aphis maidis Fitch 

(Reported in Fla. Bui. 2) 

Aphis setariae Thos. 

Macrosiphum sp. 

Myzus persicae Sulz. 

Sipha flava Forbes. 

Toxoptera graminum Rond.